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Science News Archive - September 18, 2008

A memorial ceremony Sunday at Jamestown's Beavertail Lighthouse Museum will honor the last keeper of Whale Rock Light, Walter B. Eberle, who drowned when the light was swept into the sea during the Hurricane of '38.

According to Oman News: A guide on 'a better environment' in Arabic and English was launched at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry today. It aims to direct society on ideal methods of conserving the environment.During a press conference held at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry today, Eng.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Most Liquid Milk in China Does Not Contain Melamine"] Beijing, Sept.

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Puzzled about why Fido acts the way he does? Although some pet behaviors may seem a bit odd, there is usually a sound reason for all of them.

By THORNE, Dylan THE Government has paid $1 million for 240ha of wetland and regenerating native forest in Waituna to ensure its protection as an important ecological area.

By STEVE PATTERSON GAINESVILLE -- Taking too much water from the St. Johns River could fuel toxic algae blooms and suck water from underground aquifers, scientists meeting Wednesday said.

Officials at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge are looking for a few good men and women to volunteer as tree planters Saturday and Sunday as part of a red spruce reforestation project for the refuge. Volunteers are asked to meet at the refuge's visitor center on W.Va. 32 at 9 a.m.

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2008) - The annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) begins next week in Vigo, Spain, the most important port for Spain's high seas fishing fleet.

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Lorien Onderdonk of the Water Environment Federation, +1- 703-535-5264, londerdonk@wef.org ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. EPA's Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water Benjamin H.

YOUR correspondent Karl Grey made comment in the public opinion column of this paper in regard to myself and to National's outdoor recreation policy that was so imaginative and inaccurate that it hardly deserves a response.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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